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Diabetes

23 July 2010

Could diabetes be in your bones?

Our bones have much greater influence on the rest of our bodies than they are often given credit for.

Our bones have much greater influence on the rest of our bodies than they are often given credit for, according to two new studies in the journal Cell. Both studies offer new insights into the interplay between bone and blood sugar, based on signals sent via insulin and a bone-derived hormone known as osteocalcin.

"Our study reveals a key molecular link between bone remodeling and metabolism," said Gerard Karsenty of Columbia University.

 

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